Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba scored twice for Montreal Impact in their 2-1 win over Toronto FC on Sunday, capping his performance with this smart back-heel finish for his second goal of the game.
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The 37-year-old has been a revelation since his arrival in MLS, and his brace on the weekend took his tally to 11 goals in 11 games for Impact.
That in turn sets up a playoff meeting with Toronto this week, and the Ivorian will hope to continue his fine form and help Montreal secure new levels of success.
However, the former Chelsea man insists that the league as a whole still has someway to go before it can be regarded as one of the best in the world.
The likes of Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa have all moved Stateside in recent times to compliment what the franchises already have, but Drogba wants to see improvements in the infrastructure in particular.
“The MLS is a good league, with some good teams, and you can see that there’s some good football players here,” Drogba said, as reported by ESPN FC.
“But I think if this league wants to be one of the best in the world in the next few years I think there’s a lot of things to improve, like the travelling for the players, and playing on turf surfaces.
“If you want to compare this league to the English one, to the French, to the Spanish, to the big leagues, it has a lot to do. But I hope the league [will get better] and I think it’s on the way.”
One aspect that has improved significantly is the attendances in the league, as they announced record highs on Monday of 7,335,053 total fans for an average of 21,574 which in turn will undoubtedly lead to more investment and greater attention being paid to MLS as a whole.